Ok if anyone is like me, the thought of having to purchase a new car seat is daunting. I like to think that I am knowledgeable when it comes to baby gear and safety, but picking the right one for my family was overwhelming! I had a few narrowed down in my mind that I wanted to checkout first hand before I made the purchase, so down I went to the Baby Cubby. If you are in Utah, you know how great they are! There I was able to get my hands on the ones I wanted to see, check them out, and even try them out in my car! The staff are all very helpful and educated, as well!
First one up was the Maxi Cosi Mico Max 30. Super lightweight and top in safety.
Next was the Nuna Pipa car seat. Very comparable to the Maxi Cosi, and slightly more $$.
Love the look of them both!
The car seat wall!
Another one I wanted to checkout was the Britax B Safe. Love Britax but decided it was a bit too deep and wanted to switch it up from last time!
I really loved both of them and the colors/fabrics that they came in.
At the end, I chose the Maxi Cosi and I’m very happy with my decision! It is so light weight, safe, and nice to look at. I can’t wait to break this puppy in. Okay actually I can wait, I’m terrified and so anxious to give birth but I’m excited to not be pregnant!
Another reason you should go to Baby Cubby immediately (if you are local!), they have the best area for kids to play in while you shop. Saylor loves every time we go in there and I am always the one waiting on her to finish playing!
You can also find a baby car seat buying guide HERE. It contains really helpful information all in one place. Let me know what car seats you have loved and what has worked best for your family!
As a mom, and soon to be new mom all over again, I was on the hunt for a new diaper bag! Since Saylor has been potty trained I haven’t used an actual diaper bag in quite some time. I was looking for something practical, cute, lightweight and affordable. Insert Mama Martina here. I found her site while doing some late night baby gear researching, and I’m so glad that I did!
I was immediately drawn to the basic stripes and the PRICE. They are so very affordable for the size and quality. The great reviews were good to see, too! I love that they come with a changing pad, stroller straps, cross body strap…all of these things that usually make for a very expensive bag.
I also love that this company is a small, mama ran owned and operated company! Martina saw a need in the diaper bag world, and filled it! It is always great to know that a product has been carefully thought over and cared about.
You can shop this cute navy and green on HERE, and it is on sale! Be sure to grab one quick before they sell out. Even if you aren’t in the market for a diaper bag, this bag would work great as a work bag, beach bag, or even an overnight bag. The possibilities are endless! Happy Wednesday!
Today I am excited to share with you a product I discovered while I was pregnant…and I so wish I had discovered it before! Belly Armor carries products that shield against everyday radiation, with up to 99.9% effectiveness. That is incredible! I know I am not the only pregnant lady who sits with her laptop propped up on her belly. When using a Belly Blanket, mom and baby are protected from non-ionizing radiation that can potentially be harmful.
Belly Armor has partnered with Healthy Child Healthy World to help address public health issues that affect our children, and empower parents in protecting their children from harmful environmental hazards. For every Healthy Child Blanket sold (pictured), $10 will be donated to the non-profit organization Healthy Child Healthy World. These products are safe from toxic chemicals, common allergens, heavy metals, and are completely 100% safe to use during pregnancy!
Let’s do our part and protect our babies in any way we can!
I have said it many times, and I won’t stop saying it anytime, but I love Freshly Picked! These were the first pair of shoes that fit Saylor properly, and she wore her first pair into the ground. FP is a small company from Utah, was featured on Shark Tank, and all around has an amazing story. They are very active in their community, in the mommy world, and with their customers. I love that!
Recently they came out with a new line of Mary Jane Moccasins. As soon as I saw them I knew I wanted them to be my next babies first pair! They are so very cute…and the scallop detail!? Obsessed.
I can’t wait to put these cute blush pink Mary Janes on the new baby! Blush and Platinum are my favorite colors. They have came out with so many cute and trendy patterns and prints, anyone can find something they love!
What have been your favorite pair of moccs? And what do you love most about them? I LOVE the cute little footprints they get once they start walking. I love that they stay on their feet. And I love that Saylor actually likes wearing them! Let me know what you love about Freshly Picked🙂
LOL, sums her up pretty well!
Here I am with only 5 weeks left in my pregnancy, and I can’t believe it! It feels almost surreal, because this time around it has DRAGGED. The nerves and anxiety are slightly starting to creep up, especially because I have nothing prepared. I should probably get a car seat! One thing I’m certain about is breastfeeding, and I can’t believe I’m almost there again. I was so lucky with Saylor and nursing, we had a great experience and had no issues. I can only hope that with this little girl it is the same.
Bamboobies carry natural and comfortable nursing pads and other items for the pregnant and nursing mom. I have been living in this black nursing bra for the past few weeks, it is SO comfortable. It is made from bamboo fabric so you can imagine how soft it is.
The 3 products shown above I am particularly excited to start using. Organic Nipple Balm, Washable Nursing Pads, and this Pumping Lubricant. This company has such a good reputation so I am so excited to fall in love with all of their things! You can conveniently find them at Target, which is AWESOME because we all love Target!
Let me know if you have used them and loved them, and if you have another product from Bamboobies you love, tell me so I can try it!
If you are like me, you need white noise to sleep. Troy and I have to have a fan going all night long, or we (I) can’t sleep! I don’t know if it was smart or not, but we passed our white noise necessity down to Saylor. She sleeps with a fan as well, or whatever app we can come up with if we are traveling. When I discovered the Hatch Baby Rest, I knew I would love it! It is sleek and innovative, and has a lot more functions than the fan we have been using. What I loved even more about it, is that there is an app you can use to set a timer for it, control the volume and colors…pretty much anything. And it is all customizable. Totally cool!
What is also neat about it is you can control it by just tapping the ring on the outside. Saylor loves that part, haha. I also love the way that it looks, and you can change the look of it with these awesome slip cover type things!
I hate to break it to Saylor, but when this baby comes next month, I’m stealing this from her and using it in the babies room, haha! Another really cool feature that it has is the ok-to-wake indicator. You can make it turn a specific color when it is ok for your child to come out of their room in the morning…if you have a problem with too early of risers! Such a good idea.
You can buy the Hatch Baby Rest HERE, and shop all their other awesome products, HERE. You can also see my favorite coverlets HERE.
Let me know what you think! Happy almost Friday!
I am about to change your world…especially if you have kids. Not kidding! If you have never heard of QuickZip Sheets, go visit their site now. QuickZip sheets are a 2 piece fitted sheet. Once installed, the base remains around the sides of the mattress and never has to be removed. The zip on sheet then zips off and on SO EASILY. It is seriously so quick and convenient. Changing sheets now takes less than a minute, rather than many minutes. The struggle of trying to get the fitted sheet around the mattress is a thing of the past! Read HERE for more on how it works. I promise you this is revolutionary and great for teaching kids how to help out! Saylor loved being able to change her own sheet and zipper it all the way around.
I got THIS 2 piece starter pack, with THIS extra zip on sheet which is SO SOFT! Saylor loves the minky feel and keeps talking about how soft it is. I’m so excited to use these sheets on our crib when the baby comes…you can shop all the crib ones HERE.
I also wanted to mention how important it is to use sheets properly, so our littles can be safe. You can read more on that HERE, but please don’t take our little loves safety lightly, and always read the directions and warnings on any products we use for them!
We love our QuickZip sheets and hope you guys try them, too! Let me know if you have any questions and be sure to enter my giveaway on IG!
Do you guys love free samples as much as I do? Especially full size ones, right? There are so many fun ways to get samples these days, and I’m so glad that PINCHme reached out to me and offered to send me a box full of awesome things to try out. I could hardly wait to see the goodies I would be getting! Trust me when I say I was not disappointed, and there was even something in there for Troy to try. Win, win! OH, have I mentioned that you can get all these samples from PINCHme for FREE? Well yeah, it’s free.
Pictured above is how the box comes, and when I first opened it up.
Some full size items, some sample size.
Below are some of the products I’m super excited to try! The Essie nail polish is made specifically to help thin and brittle nails. And the Olay body cleanser just looks really cool and convenient and smells real good.
If you haven’t went ahead and signed yourself up already, go! Do it HERE. You can get familiar with the PINCHme site, and even checkout past samples. They don’t require a credit card or anything, so it truly is completely free. Do something for yourself!
Disclaimer: I received this box for free, but all opinions and comments are my own and true.
Free Samples Available on 04/11/2017 at 12Noon EST:
Personal Care + Beauty:
- Sensodyne® Deep Clean
- Carol’s Daughter Almond Milk Shampoo & Conditioner
- Gillette Cool Wave Clear Gel 0.5 oz.
Food and Health:
- Enfagrow® Toddler Next Step® Multi Serve $5 Off Coupon
- Pure Leaf Home Brewed Teas
- Align Jr. Chewables Probiotic Supplement
- Catalyst 100% Grass Fed Whey
- Purina® Puppy Chow® Natural (Plus Vitamins & Minerals) Puppy Kit
- Zuke’s® Ascent™ Grain-Free Crunchy Blend – Pollock & Chickpea recipe
- Tidy Cats LightWeight with Glade Clean Blossoms
- Beneful Grain Free Dog Food
The weather here in Utah has been SO nice lately, almost reaching 70 during the day. We have spent a lot of time outside, playing with neighbors and at the park. I always feel the spring cleaning bug as soon as the weather changes and want to sell everything I own and replace my whole wardrobe. Is anyone else that way? I’ve rounded up some clothes, accessories, and makeup that I have had my eye on the past few weeks, and I’m sharing my faves!
These Qupid slides are on my already purchased list, haha. You can find them for as cheap as $10 on Amazon! They come in multiple colors, too.
A good gloss is always a must have, and THIS Marc Jacobs one is beauty guru Jaclyn Hill’s fave.
Cute bathing suits! I’m loving THIS open front, full booty coverage one.
I’ve been loving rose gold, and especially loving THESE slip on vans.
For me, I need oversized sunglasses! Love THESE one’s from Nordstrom.
Slightly embarrassed on how much I like THESE!
Cute, light dresses are always important. Love THIS one.
I love THIS facial spray. It is cheap, smells good, and is a nice refresher throughout the day.
What are some of your favorite things for spring? I’m always looking for other things I *need*, lol. Let’s all pray for nice weather from here on out.
Another slime recipe! I know, I know…but it is SO popular right now, so easy, and it keeps my toddler entertained for so long. Honestly she played for almost an hour and a half by herself this afternoon after we made it. Can I get a hallelujah?! If you are a mom, you know how nice a little quiet time is. Anyways, I am going to tell you the recipe I used to make my slime, and how I will make it next time. I probably made a few “mistakes” (the slime still turned out totally fine), but next time I make it I will do a few things differently.
Recipe that I followed:
1/4 C water
1/4 C white craft glue
1/4 liquid starch
optional: food coloring
I combined all ingredients together and started mixing. Immediately I could tell that it was going to be super runny, and not exactly the best slime. I tried using a whisk to help combine the ingredients but it didn’t do much. Saylor loved playing in the goo but I was getting nervous about getting food coloring everywhere. This is where I blame pregnancy brain, but I thought it would be a really smart idea to use paper towels to remove the excess liquid…not even thinking that it would completely stick to the paper. FAIL! Haha…it did help and luckily I was able to salvage most, but I don’t recommend that method. I don’t recommend using water at all for this recipe.
THE RECIPE I WILL FOLLOW NEXT TIME, AND THE ONE YOU SHOULD FOLLOW:
1/4 C Liquid Starch
1/4 C Elmer’s Glue
2 drops food coloring
-mix together well and enjoy. Avoid clothing! Store in an air tight container and it will last for a long time! This recipe is a good amount for 2. Double, triple, etc according to how many you want to make for. Enjoy!
Let me know if you try this recipe and what you think of it!
PS If you are looking for a FLUFFY SLIME recipe, follow the one I did HERE!